18 Oct '15, 9pm

Dunford Discusses Middle East Challenges With Israeli Leaders

Dunford Discusses Middle East Challenges With Israeli Leaders

JERUSALEM, October 18, 2015 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed a full range of threats in the Middle East with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials today. The fact that Israel is the site of Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford’s first foreign visit “is emblematic of our partnership,” the chairman said. Dunford also met with Israeli Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, the commander-in-chief of the Israeli Defense Forces, and Defense Minister Boogie Ya’alon. “They had good exchanges and pledged to continue the close partnership,” said Navy Capt. Greg Hicks, the chairman’s special assistant for public affairs, adding that the discussion covered all the challenges manifesting in the Middle East. “I’ve been in my job for two weeks, this is the first country I’m visiting on my first trip,” Dunford said at the beginning of his meeting with the pr...

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